Role of the Governing Body


The role of the Governing Body is to act as a strategic leader of the school. The law states that the Governing Body should “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school”. In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; this aspect of the role is often described as being a “critical friend”
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 All Governors are volunteers and include parents, staff and members of the local community. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school which is the responsibility of the Headteacher. At BPS we have two committees through which Governors conduct much of their work:

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Resources

Members of the Governing Body may be contacted via the School Office.


Meet our governors

Name Role Responsibilities
Andy Paulden Chair of Governors Performance Management, Health and Safety, Development, Safeguarding
Sam Brewer Headteacher -
Giles Cuddy Co-opted Governor Sports
Sam Davison Local Authority Governor Finance Chair, GDPR, ICT
Louise Denith Co-opted Governor
David Hancock Co-opted Governor SEN, Pupil Premium, More Able and Talented, 
Jock Fraser Associate Member -
Sue Fish Associate Member PSHE
Colleen Gowlett Parent Governor Wellbeing
Nicola Lambros Co-opted Governor
Sarah Searle Co-opted Governor
Tracey Stanton Staff Governor Equality
Jayne Webster Co-opted Governor Maths


Governor Details